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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Dec 17

    ABA data on 2014 law school enrollment

    ABA data on 2014 law school enrollment
    Here; an excerpt: The 204 ABA-approved law schools reported total J.D. enrollment (full-time and part-time students) of 119,775. This is a decrease of 8,935 students...
  • Dec 15

    On retinal detachment

    On retinal detachment
    Many thanks to colleagues here and elsewhere who got in touch with their good wishes and their own stories about retinal detachment after I posted...
  • Dec 11

    What do you need to find out now that you've gotten a tenure-track offer?

    What do you need to find out now that you've gotten a tenure-track offer?
    MOVING TO FRONT(ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2009) With luck (and luck will help more than usual in what is a very tight year on the...
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Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    A Coffee Shop on the Israeli-Al Qaeda Border

    A Coffee Shop on the Israeli-Al Qaeda Border
    The last time I was on the Israeli-Syrian border looking at the ruined Syrian city of Quneitra was thirty years ago. I was fifteen and taking a summer course in Israel. And an Israeli soldier manning a border position was explaining to my…
  • Dec 17

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #47: An Interview with Joanne McNabb

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #47: An Interview with Joanne McNabb
    Our guest this week is Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy for the California Attorney General’s Office.  Joanne discusses the findings and recommendations in the recently released 2014 California Data…
  • Dec 17

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    In a historic speech, today, President Barack Obama announced that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening an embassy in Havana, reviewing Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, and…
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    New California ethics opinon about bankruptcy (non)conflict

    New California ethics opinon about bankruptcy (non)conflict
    ISSUE: If an attorney represents an individual as a debtor in a simple, no-asset Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, while simultaneously representing one or more of the individual’s creditors in unrelated matters, is the attorney required by…
  • Dec 17

    Lawyers and the PI's they hire

    Lawyers and the PI's they hire
    Amazing story at Daily Pilot and the OC Register about private investigators who were allegedly way, way out of bounds in their efforts to tail politicians who were opposed by a police union -- and about the law firm, on...
  • Dec 17

    Susan R. Klein, Aleza S. Remis, and Donna Lee Elm, "WAIVING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: AN EMPIRICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS"

    Susan R. Klein, Aleza S. Remis, and Donna Lee Elm, "WAIVING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: AN EMPIRICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS"
    Excerpt: Unfortunately, some state and federal prosecutors’ response to Lafler and Frye’s application of the Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel during the plea stage was to demand the waiver of that right.27…
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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Marquette poli sci professor suspended (with pay) after criticizing a philosophy grad student instructor

    Marquette poli sci professor suspended (with pay) after criticizing a philosophy grad student instructor
    IHE has the latest details. The right-wing Volokh blog, whose selective interest in these issues is well-known, suggests this violates the professor's academic freedom. That seems to me dubious, except on a very capacious conception of…
  • Dec 18

    More on Britain's REF results (and comments are open for discussion)

    More on Britain's REF results (and comments are open for discussion)
    Michael Otsuka (LSE) writes: The REF ranking your UK colleague sent you is misleading because it simply ranks according to the overall amount of funding a Department will receive, based on the current funding formula. But this sum depends…
  • Dec 18

    The New Infantilism, Part 1: "The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law"

    The New Infantilism, Part 1: "The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law"
    Interesting piece by a Harvard law professor, Jeannie Suk, who teaches criminal law. Some of this is part of the misguided "trigger warning" mania and some of it is related to the "Generation Wuss" phenomenon noted previously.
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Texas Coastal Law Society

Texas Coastal Law Society

From the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas.

http://texascoastallaw.blogspot.com/
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